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China's coal consumption falls for third straight year

Rebound unlikely, leaving government saddled with problem of billions of dollars of idle coal powered-plants

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Official figures show that coal consumption is falling for a third consecutive year in 2016, but the road ahead will be bumpy with overcapacity in the energy industry plaguing the economy, analysts say.

Beijing

CHINA'S energy transition is well underway, official figures show, with coal consumption falling for a third consecutive year in 2016, but the road ahead will be bumpy with overcapacity in the energy industry plaguing the economy, analysts say.

Both the Chinese government

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